Apparently Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald caught his 100th career touchdown pass Sunday night vs. the New England Patriots. But his retirement party in the locker room was bigger news.
His teammates hung photos from his visits to Russia and Rwanda. His hair stylist set up a booth to freshen up his teammates’ eyebrows. And Fitzgerald, 90, munched on some ice cream and macaroni while reminiscing about the 20 times he’s been to the Pro Bowl.
No. Just no. It’s too early in the season for this nonsense.
Who are we supposed to believe anyways?
NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport says its a done deal, that Fitzgerald is calling it quits after the 2016 season, to which Fitzgerald responded after the game, “I don’t talk about the future. I don’t even know what I am having for dinner tonight, let alone what I am doing next year. I signed another year for a reason. I believe in what we’re doing here.”
#AZCardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald has told people close to him that he expects 2016 to be his last season. Assuming it holds, the HOF awaits
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 11, 2016
But I guess ESPN’s Adam Schefter knows better than Fitzgerald himself.
Cardinals fans can relax. Larry Fitzgerald has no plans to retire after this year, per sources. It's why he signed an extension last month.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 12, 2016
Fans are convinced Fitzgerald, who had eight catches for 81 yards with a pair of touchdowns Sunday night, will stick around at least another season. Or at least they hope he does. Fitzgerald this summer signed a one-year contract extension with Arizona. Oh by the way – he’s really 33.
Larry Fitzgerald is a robot
— El Duqué (@7mile__ant) September 12, 2016
— Chris Giffin (@crgiffin) September 12, 2016